Friday, December 1, 2023

NHRA Northwest Nationals Sportsman Winners

Lucas Oil Sportsman winners from the Northwest Nationals.

KENT, WASH. – Kyle Rizzoli won Super Stock for the second week in a row and nearly doubled after a runner up in Stock. Rizzoli drove his ’69 Camaro to the Super Stock win the previous week at the Sonoma Nationals.

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He followed that performance by making both the Stock and Super Stock finals at the NHRA Northwest Nationals. While he would lose the Stock final to Andy Morris, Rizzoli’s back-to-back Super Stock wins propelled him to the top of the DragChamp Top 10 List.

Other winners at the Northwest Nationals included Brian Hyerstay (Comp), Randy Beck (SC), Michael Dalrymple (SG), Matt Kielman (SST), Doug Bracey (TS), and Jeff Havens (TD).

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2019 NHRA Northwest Nationals Sportsman Results

Competition Eliminator – Hyerstay wins 3rd straight

Brian Hyerstay Comp Eliminator

Brian Hyerstay claimed the Northwest Nationals Comp victory for the third straight year. Hyerstay defeated class veteran Doug Lambeck in the final to claim the fifth national event win of his career.

In the final round both racers ran -.048 under their respective index’s but Hyerstay’s .033 to .109 reaction advantage put him in the winners circle.

Super Stock – Rizzoli goes back-to-back

Kyle Rizzoli Northwest Nationals

Kyle Rizzoli had a memorable week on the NHRA Western Swing. He claimed back-to-back Super Stock wins at the Sonoma Nationals and the Northwest Nationals.

Rizzoli defeated Tom Gaynor in the final round to claim his eighth national event victory. With a huge .021 to .067 advantage off the line, Rizzoli cruised to a .029 over 9.619 for the win. Gaynor posted a -.013 under 9.827 in the loss.

For more on Kyle’s big win, click here.

Stock Eliminator – Morris wins for the second time

2019 Northwest Nationals Stock Final

Andy Morris stopped red-hot Kyle Rizzoli in the Northwest Nationals Stock final round to claim his second national event win. Driving his ’18 FS/A Camaro, Morris used a .027-package to eclipse Rizzoli’s .031-package by .004.

Morris won several close races on the day as he found himself on the right side of the math throughout eliminations. For more on Andy’s big win, click here.

Super Comp – Beck wins two out of last three

Randy Beck Super Comp Northwest Nationals

Division 6 Champion Randy Beck claimed his second Northwest Nationals win in the last three years. In addition to the win, Beck was the DragChamp pre-race pick to win Super Comp.

To see all of our pre-race picks, click here to view our Northwest Nationals event preview.

For his latest victory, Beck, the son of Top Fuel legend Gary Beck, defeated Arizona Nationals winner James Warden in the Super Comp final. Beck used a .016 light and a dead-on 8.901 to turn away Warden’s .019 initiated 8.915 effort.

For more details and photos from Randy’s big win, click here.

Super Gas – Dalrymple wins second Northwest Nationals title

Michael Dalrymple Super Gas

Dalrymple, the 2009 Northwest Nationals Super Comp winner, picked up the Super Gas hardware at Pacific Raceways. Although he wasn’t spectacular at the tree over the race weekend, he made up for it with great driving at the finish line.

Michael made his way to the final by outmaneuvering his opponents at the top end.

In the final round, Dalrymple grabbed the lead at the start over first time finalist Rod Souza. His .015 to Souza’s .029 gave Dalrymple some room to play with at the top end.

As Dalrymple closed the gap on the big end, he managed to get there by .001 when his 9.961 just outpaced Souza’s 9.948. For more on Michael’s win, click here.

Super Street – Kielman gets first Wally

2019 Northwest Nationals Super Street Final

Matt Kielman picked up his first NHRA national event win on Sunday at Pacific Raceways. Driving his stock appearing ’70 Nova, Kielman made his way through a talented field of 10.90 racers.

Kielman defeated fellow first time national event finalist Chris Cannon Jr. in the final round. Cannon’s .057 light was too much to overcome after Kielman let go .027. At the finish line, Kielman’s 10.922 easily covered Cannon’s 10.911.

Matt also survived a huge fourth round battle with sportsman great Brad Plourd. Plourd gained a small advantage at the hit but Kielman was able to turn on the win light by .0001 in a virtual dead heat.

To find more photos and race results from Matt’s victory, click here.

Top Sportsman – Bracey wins again, 21 years later

Doug Bracey Top Sportsman

Doug Bracey’s last win came in 1998. 21 years later he was standing in the winners circle holding the Northwest Nationals trophy.

Bracey earned his third national event victory when he defeated Shawn Herbst in the Top Sportsman final round. The final was a spectacular race that was decided by a few of thousandth’s of a second.

Both Bracey and Herbst left together in the final with Bracey’s .040 just slightly better than Herbst’s .041. At the stripe, Herbst took .003 stripe to go -.003 under his 7.11 dial-in. Bracey posted a dead-on 7.211 to earn the Wally.

For more on Doug Bracey’s latest victory, click here.

Top Dragster – Havens wins first

Jeff Havens

Jeff Havens became a first time NHRA national event winner on Sunday at Pacific Raceways. Havens claimed the Top Dragster victory after defeating driving school instructor Thomas Bayer in the final round.

Bayer, competing in his 16th national event final, turned it red by -.002 in the final giving Havens a free ride to the winners circle.

Havens opened eliminations with a perfect .000 reaction time against Sadie Glenn.

For more on Jeff’s first win, click here.

Congratulations to all of the winners! Visit DragChamp daily for drag race results from every NHRA national event.

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